clear
Sunday May 24th, 2015 1:23AM

SWAT standoff ends peacefully in Gwinnett County

By Staff
LAWRENCEVILLE - A SWAT standoff in Gwinnett County ended peacefully Thursday night when authorities were able to convince a murder suspect barricaded inside a Lawrenceville home to surrender himself to police custody.<br /> <br /> According to a media release posted on social media, Devon Jenkins was previously wanted by Gwinnett County authorities in the August 6th murder of Adam Schrier, as well as the alleged shootings of an unnamed woman and small child. The release says Jenkins had barricaded himself inside a Bedford Bay Lane home with 4 children and an adult female, and repeatedly refused to surrender to the authorities.<br /> <br /> Members of the Sheriff's Office SWAT team were apparently able to safely remove two children and the adult woman from the home, and at this point were able to establish cell phone contact with Jenkins. Jenkins' phone battery died a short time later, prompting SWAT personnel to utilize an armored personnel carrier with an on-board speaker system to continue negotiation efforts.<br /> <br /> The release says that after roughly two hours of negotiations, Jenkins was persuaded to turn over the two remaining hostages, children said to be ages 3 and 4, before surrendering himself to authorities. Jenkins was then transported to the Gwinnett County Jail without incident.<br /> <br /> Details in the case are still developing at this time.<br /> <br /> <i>This story will be updated as more information becomes available.</i><br />
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
STATE CHAMPS: Buford sweeps Whitewater for AAAA title
Buford won its first state baseball title since 2011 with a sweep of Whitewater Saturday in the Class AAAA championship series...
8:25AM ( 7 hours from now )
History and Heritage at Ft. Hollingsworth
North Georgia's sunny sky and comfortable temperatures brought out the visitors Saturday to the 20th Annual 'Day at the Fort' at Fort Hollingsworth, nestled in the rolling Banks County countryside near Alto.
7:34PM ( 5 hours ago )
Hall Co. fire officials warn residents to take caution around the grill during holiday weekend
It's Memorial Day Weekend, and safety is always a huge concern for families hitting the roads to travel.
By Alyson Shields
2:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
Wrigley, GDOL holds job fair for first wave of new employees
Earlier this month, the Wrigley Company announced plans to hire 150 new employees for its facility in Flowery Branch. Starting on Wednesday, May 27, the company will begin taking applications for some of those positions.
12:32PM ( 12 hours ago )
Duke Energy begins coal ash clean up; some material being moved to N. Ga.
Loads of coal ash from unlined dumps in North Carolina are being moved into Banks County.
By Associated Press
10:38AM ( 14 hours ago )